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Everyday, people can be seen doing extreme things for good causes like ours, skydiving, mountain climbing or marathon running to name a few. Leaving a gift in your Will is much less extreme but an equally legendary act. Gifts in Wills are a vital part of continuing the work we do.

We want a world where barriers to learning, employment and fulfilment have been removed for people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.  Once you have remembered your family and friends in your Will, please consider supporting Dyslexia Action with a gift, so that together we can be here with a lifetime of support for people with dyslexia.

What your gift can achieve

You don't have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to your favourite charity.  Any donation will help to improve the lives of people living with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.  In years to come, you can be part of our work to support children and adults with dyslexia in so many ways. 

How to leave us a gift in your Will

  • To make sure the money goes to the right place please include our full name in your Will: Dyslexia Action, which is the working name for Dyslexia Institute Limited, a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 268502) and Scotland (No. SCO39177) and registered in England and Wales as a company (No. 01179975).
  • If you have already written us into your Will, we’re very grateful and would love it if you could let us know so we can say thank you.

Writing a Will

Writing a Will is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. 

You may want to speak to a qualified legal adviser who can give you help and advice. You can find a solicitor through the Law Society or a professional Will-writer through the Institute of Professional Willwriters.

Alternatively you may wish to use the The Co-operative Legal Services contactable on 0844 252 9965 who will offer you a discounted fee on the cost of making a new Will, if you quote RACWILLS01.  

What types of gift can you leave?

The main types of gift you can leave are: 

  • A percentage or proportion of your estate, called a residuary gift.  
    • After you’ve provided for your family and friends, you can leave the remainder or a share of your estate to us.
  • A defined sum of money, called a ‘pecuniary gift’, for example, £1000.
    • You may wish to consider whether your gift will still be worth the same in the future, if inflation is taken into account.

Either gift is gratefully received and will go towards our work supporting people affected by dyslexia and specific learning difficulties throughout Great Britain.   

If you would like to speak to one of our team directly about this then please email our legacy team or call 01784 222 349.

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